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UPDATE: Bryce Gowdy’s Mother Reveals He Committed Suicide



UPDATE: Bryce Gowdy’s Mother Reveals He Committed Suicide

RELATED: Georgia Tech Signee Bryce Gowdy Dies After Being Struck By Train

Recently we reported that Bryce Gowdy, a wide receiver prospect from Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away early Monday morning after being struck by a freight train. He was just a week away from starting his new life playing football at Georgia tech.

CNN reports that the Broward County Medical Examiner’s office ruled his death as a suicide. Following the tragic loss, Gowdy’s mother took to Instagram live where she detailed how their family had been homeless and she had been struggling to make ends meet with he job. She begged for help numerous times to no avail.

She also details how Bryce had been acting differently just days prior to his death. He was extremely paranoid and seeing things and on the night he disappeared, his mom had gotten a hotel room for her and the boys, but, Bryce went to clear his head and never returned. Despite her efforts of trying to locate Bryce, his mom later learned that he had walked in front of a freight train. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away.

Coach Geoff Collins from Georgia Tech offered a statement on Gowdy’s passing,

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing,” Collins’ statement read. “Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members. On behalf of our coaches, players, staff, and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family.”

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